St. Louis Man Sentenced on Charges of Voting Twice in the 2008 Presidential Election
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 27, 2010|
ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a St. Louis man was sentenced to two years of probation on charges of voting in two different states during the 2008 general election. Tarrell Campbell, 34, St. Louis, appeared this morning before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. In addition to the two years of probation, Campbell was ordered to pay a fine of $250, pay a $100 special assessment, and ordered to participate in drug testing and counseling. Also, as a convicted felon, Campbell is no longer eligible to vote.
According to court documents, Campbell had been a long-time registered voter in the city of St. Louis when he moved to Edwardsville, Illinois in June of 2007, and then registered to vote in Illinois. As the 2008 general election approached, Campbell voted in October in Illinois, under that state’s early voting procedures, and later voted in the City of St. Louis on election day November 4, 2008.
The matter was referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office by the St. Louis City Board of Elections. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John Bodenhausen handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.